Sex Differences in Subjective Distress to Unfaithfulness: Testing Competing Evolutionary and Violation of Infidelity Expectations Hypotheses

@article{Cramer2008SexDI,
  title={Sex Differences in Subjective Distress to Unfaithfulness: Testing Competing Evolutionary and Violation of Infidelity Expectations Hypotheses},
  author={Robert Ervin Cramer and Ryan E. Lipinski and John D. Meteer and Jeremy Ashton Houska},
  journal={The Journal of Social Psychology},
  year={2008},
  volume={148},
  pages={389 - 406}
}
According to an evolutionary psychology perspective, men's and women's processing of threats to their sex-linked mate selection strategies cause sex differences in infidelity distress. An alternative account assumes that the distress results from men's and women's processing of expectation violations regarding the content of an unfaithful partner's actions with a rival. Logistic regressions supported the conclusion that the participant's sex—but not the processing of expectation violations—was… 
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